Major flooding activities like hurricanes and others can lead to journeys of animals.
Winds undoubtedly move snakes. Snakes get a free ride occasionally dozens of miles inland when floodwaters push up particles that they pile on.
On the territories along the Intracoastal Canal and higher surface in the marshes, the place being affected by Hurricane Harvey has a huge community of snakes as well as an abundance of cottonmouths.
Hurricanes have previously caused snake movement.
In actuality, Hurricane Ike’s impact on the Upper Texas Coast nine years before.
I had never heard of a western diamondback snake south of Galveston Island in my years of covering every aspect of the outside and wildlife in Southeast Texas and having searched for snakes there since I was nine years old.
50 miles to the east of Galveston, on Pleasure Island on Sabine Lake, I conducted an interview with a man who had just been killed by Hurricane Ike( 2008 ).
Then, within the next two years, more and more tales of local eastern diamondbacks began to circulate.
We had picture proof of diamondbacks in the area thanks to a capture that former local meteorologist Greg Bostwick reported to us.
According to Bostwick, the snake was approximately 4.5 feet long and was captured live about one mile north of my home in Chambers County.
North of Winnie, which is not typically copperhead province, the snake was discovered.
A copperhead was discovered during an expedition at the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Sabine Pass a short time before Bostwick was apprehended, according to the late Mike Hoke, who was the director of Shangri-La Botanical Gardens.
He and his team were taken aback.
Without a doubt, after this storm, lizards will be more prevalent than most people anticipate in some places.